He changed swimming FOREVER in less than 4 minutes!



What Ian Thorpe did in 2000s changed the swimming coaches’ style of training, competing and technique forever. Before him, most swimmers focused on taking as many strokes as possible.

After the Thorpe era, we trained and swam very differently.

00:00 – Everyone was swimming badly
00:14 – The first record
00:51 – New record
01:08 – Sydney 2000
02:53 – Race of the century
04:27 – Swimming tip

Ian Thorpe wins Men’s 400m freestyle final | Sydney 2000

Phelps vs Thorpe vs van den Hoogenband – Men’s Freestyle 200m at Athens 2004 |

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